Kentucky crews assisting with California fires

By WKYT News Staff |

LEXINGTON, Ky./CALIFORNIA (WKYT) – In the midst of massive wildfires in California, one of which being the largest in the state’s history history, firefighters are getting assistance from around the globe.

Some of that assistance is coming from right here in Kentucky.

According to a Facebook post by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, two inter-agency crews from Kentucky are working the Ferguson Fire that is affecting Yosemite National Park. The KDF said they also have multiple resources in a variety of different positions on various fires.

The Kentucky crews joined about 12,000 other firefighters battling the flames.

“We are pleased to be supporting the current western wildland fire situation,” the KDF said in their post.

The Ferguson Fire is currently 89,633 acres in area. Officials said they have that fire about 36 percent contained as of now. It is one of 23 fires currently burning through California.